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The scoring was designed to give each church a fair chance, despite differences in Sunday School average attendance. The months of June/July were taken as the base attendance for each age division, and the church showing the higher percentage over its base in each age division was awarded the points for that division for that week. Use lots of points--they don’t cost anything! For example, Whitehall had 106% of its average June adult attendance on the first Sunday, while Jersey had 104%, giving Whitehall the 500 point award in that category. We called the Sunday School attendance to to each other on Sunday morning, and posted the score in a prominent place in our Narthex.
Since one church was significantly ahead on the third week, we kept up the interest level by having the “clan council” announce that the final week would be “double or nothing”. Fortunately, each church won in two age divisions, resulting in a tie.
The campaign was capped off with a joint Sunday evening worship service at Whitehall, with final results announced, the feud officially called to an end and the Hatfields reconciled with the McCoys, and general celebration of what God had accomplished in both churches during the summer. The evening ended with an old-fashioned ice-cream supper.